Washington DC Attractions

White House
White House © Mark Skrobola

White House

The residence and headquarters of the President of the United States since 1800, the White House sits at the edge of the National Mall. The palatial building has undergone numerous alterations under each incumbent, like the exercise pool for Roosevelt's polio affliction, Jacqueline Kennedy's famous Rose Garden and the glitzy additions of a hot tub and humidor for Clinton. Tours visit several rooms on the Ground and State Floors, including the Oval Office, the State Dining Room and the East Room, the publicised scene of presidential receptions and other social events. American citizens can book these tours through their Member of Congress and foreigners must book through their embassy in Washington DC.

Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; Website: www.whitehouse.gov; Telephone: (202) 456 1414; Transport: McPherson Square, Federal Triangle or Metro Center metro stations; Opening time: Tuesday to Thursday 7.30am-11.30pm, Friday to Saturday 7.30pm-1.30pm, closed Monday and Sunday. ; Admission: Free.


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